Description : Claire Booth was a successful but stressed-out market research entrepreneur and executive suffering from what she calls "achiever fever"—constant striving coupled with chronic feelings of inadequacy. Sick and tired of feeling miserable, self-help skeptic Booth decides to try anything that might bring relief, from mindfulness to martial arts, from spending ten days in silence to "smiling" at her spleen. At first, Booth is fearful that slowing down and softening up will mean losing her professional edge. Instead, she discovers a more joyful and purposeful life, one that also turns out to be good for business. Bolstered by her own survey of other high-achieving professionals, The Achiever Fever Cure is a frank, funny, and inspiring story of Booth's road to recovery. Recognize any of these symptoms? This book offers inspiration to help you put your own achiever fever on ice. A strong need to prove yourself Fear you won’t live up to your potential Measuring self-worth by accomplishments A need to have everything under control Persistent self-criticism and habitual worry
Description : Offers profiles of eight women who excelled in biology--Gerty Cory, Josephine Baker, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Rosalyn Yalow, Dorothy Hodgkin, Mary Leakey, Rosalind Franklin, and Sylvia Earle, and includes anecdotes and discusses their careers and accomplishments.
Description : Summary of Healers and Achievers (ID No. 110473) by Raphael S. Bloch, M.D. It is not widely known that throughout history physicians have contributed more than just medical care to civilization. Healers and Achievers is a series of biographies of doctors from ancient Egypt to the twenty-first century who distinguished themselves with lasting non-medical accomplishments. They include the architect of the first Egyptian pyramid, a pope, the "Fathers" of astronomy, geology, magnetism, and taxonomy, American Founding Fathers, French Revolutionaries, a buccaneer, world-class athletes, a spy, and an astronaut. Their life stories are told in the context of the eras in which they lived, and their fields of medical and non-medical expertise are explained in terms comprehensible to both laymen and physicians.
Description : This biographical collection highlights individuals who made outstanding achievements in the arenas of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Pharmaceutical Achievers presents chronologically the major directions of pharmaceutical research and, in their historical context, the breakthroughs in treating various diseases. It concludes with a look at tomorrow's medicines. This work is particularly useful in the classroom, where its accounts of challenges and triumphs may inspire students to consider careers that support pharmaceutical research and development.
Description : Presents the success stories of such notables as Vaclav Havel, Clara Hale, Grandma Moses, Albert Schweitzer, Billy Sunday, Lech Walesa, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Norman Cousins, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer